In the Vedas, there is always talk about the Illusory energy of God: Maya. Unlike the Abrahamic religions, in the Vedic traditions there is no Satan (Devil).
Maya is the ultimate trickster. She does not operate alone and is subservient to the “Supreme”. This material world is her playground and she is a rutless ruler. We are all constantly under the influences of the mind, senses, emotions....
It is not very important to know if Jesus really existed. However he was the embodiment of what a good shepherd should be.
The 40 days in the desert is symbolic of the temptations we, the soul, go through all of our lives. It is not just 40 days unfortunately.
In the Vedas there is a beautiful story about a great Saintly person:
His name was Haridas Thakur and he was also temepted by Maya.
A “true” Spiritual master is as rare as a Unicorn these days. We have many imitation ones around.
I consider mine a “Hybrid”. A very complex figure that I have never been able to figure out. And this is why he is a master manipulators.
A true Saintly person must pass the tests illusion (Satan) puts on their path with an A+. There is no room for error. Otherwise they cannot be considered Guru in disciplic succession.
They can teach you in theory, but they are not the real deal.
A true Lover of God should not be able to stand the suffering of another spirit soul. What to speak of making them suffer.
When you look for a Spiritual master, you must put the bar really high. A top surgeon can once in a while make a mistake and kill a body.
When a Guru makes one mistake they destory the soul.
Now that I am no longer afraid of offenses and judging my ex teacher (chris butler), I can see that he is not the YODA he pretends to be. He is more like an excellent magician or a mentalist.
In my personal experience, he has a good way to impart knowledge but he does not walk the talk.
His actions have made me see that he is ABSOLUTELY not free from the strings of Maya.
Treating others with anger, humiliating them in public, making them work for free in order to save millions in salaries is indication to me that he has failed the very rough tests of the Power of the Illusory energy.
I have come to forgive him because I see now how he is in a deep illusion that he is beyond illusion. And he has been able to make his followers believe the same thing.
I personally have embarked on the individual path which is not for the faint of heart. I have tapped into invisible teachers and my own guidnace.
I know how to extract what is valuable from any path. Even the New Age movement.
I am learning to protect myslef from the “ennemy” and don’t need a Guru to hold my hands.
However the great majority of people are not ready to let go of support and enter the jungle with no friends and teachers.
It is not for nothing that a true teacher is called MASTER. A true Master is not allowed to get currupted by power, money, many folloers, adoration...
He is supposed to have reached a level of Mastery over the great powers of “Illuions”. The “negative” forces that can attack both internally and externally.
He is not supposed to gain Mastery over his followers and this is what most false gurus do these days.
Followers become puppets of a puppet master who himself is a puppet of the greatest puppet master!
A true Saint should never install fear in the hearts of his followers. When this happens you can know that this person is operating under the forces of illusion and not a divine force.
My not so perfect teacher thaught me many things (in theory) however I see now that his teachings as well as himself are tinted by his narcissistic personality and led me to a bipolar schizophrenic relation with God.
They can keep their self made army method spiritual booth camp.
They say that nobody is perfect. Unfortunatley one who claims he is the external manifestion of God cannot be less than perfect.
You cannot hand over your soul to just ANYBODY lightly.
There is no room for sentimentality.
One must be very rational when handing over their soul to a “mortal” entity.
I did not only judge the guru, I put him on trial for destroying so many sincere seekers. He may have helped some but he has no right to damage even ONE soul.
I put all the “abusive” gurus on trial and call them out!
My theory is that if such manipulators are truly representing God, then we are all in trouble!